cocoa

Grenada, the Caribbean Capital of Chocolate

 By Alexander Britell “Cocoa absorbs the flavor of anything around it,” Wendy Anne tells me. That’s the thing about cocoa, the fruit whose fermented seeds are the basis for chocolate — terroir is paramount. Whether it’s mango or papaya or nutmeg, …

Transforming Caribbean Cocoa

 Above: a cacao plantation (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The University of the West Indies’ Cocoa Research Centre has embarked on a major new project: to transform the region’s cocoa sector. The new project, dubbed the International Fine …

Grenada Looks to Boost Production of Nutmeg, Cocoa

 Above: Grenada By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada says it is placing “particular emphasis” on boosting production of nutmeg and cocoa in the country. The renewed push is coming under the auspices of the Farm Labour Subsidy Programeme, which will …

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 Above: a farm in Haiti By the Caribbean Journal staff The United States Agency for International Development has launched a new project aiming to boost what it says are at least 40,000 rural households in northern Haiti. The five-year, $88 …

 Above: a rendering of the new Parliament building by COCOA By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada’s government has officially released the designs for its new planned Parliament building. The building will replace the country’s former Parliament, which was destroyed by …

 Above: Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe and Cote d’Ivoire Prime Minister Daniel Kablan Duncan (Photo: OPM Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti and Cote d’Ivoire have signed a pair of cooperation agreements, according to the office of Haiti Prime …

 Above: Grenada’s former Parliament building (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada’s Ministry of Works has now signed an agreement with local architecture firm COCOA (Caribbean Office of Cooperative Architecture) to design the country’s new Parliament building. COCOA had …

 Above: Grenada’s old Parliament building, which was severely damaged in 2004 (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenadian architecture firm COCOA Architecture has been selected to design the country’s new Parliament building, the government announced this week. COCOA was …

 Above: a cocoa tree By the Caribbean Journal staff Farmers in St Vincent and the Grenadines are working to rehabilitate their old cocoa fields with plans to re-introduce the crop, according to the country’s Ministry of Agriculture. The Ministry intends …